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RATINGS: 3701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


OLoingsigh's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OLoingsigh (4) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Excellent ale. Glad to see more restaurants carry this awesome beer. A dark amber beer with a pine bitter flavor and a bold after taste.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (109) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. Ruby red to brown pour with beige head. Malts and toffee nose, slight booziness. Caramel malt up front with a sweet sticky mouth feel & light bitterness at back end. Sourced RW

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2015
On tap @ Stone Brewery, Escondido - CA. Dark brown beer with small carbonation adn small brown head. Smell: caramel and brown sugar domination. Hoppy and sweet notes. Taste: very tasty and sweet sensation. Good malt balance and brown sugar notes. Hoppy taste and good caramel balance. Aftertaste: caramel and brown sugar with finish alcohol. Very good beer, a must to try!
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The same day, I tasted the 2005 Edition on tap. Color: darker than the normal one with no carbonation and no head. Smell: higher concentation of sugar and caramel. Notes of wood and caramel. Resine. Taste: explosion and harder than the normal one. Resine and sugar taste. Very oily sensation. Aftertaste: alcohol and caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Dark brown, hazy body with a lasting beige frothy/creamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with woody, brown sugar, yeasty, ans spicy hints. Its robust, sharp hoppy taste carries malty, herbal, citrusy, and oaky notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Bang on!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xoldlady (14) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2015
On tap at corporate brewhouse that makes me want to slit my wrists. But hey, at least they have Arrogant Bastard. Great deep copper color, bitter as hell but in the best possible way. Toasted cereal and hops. Great palate. I just wish this beer had less alcohol as I want to drink copious amounts and I fear tomorrows headache!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jahe (61) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
From Tap. Copper color with a thick beige head. Aroma. Citrus, pine, caramel, a lot of hops. Taste full bodied with pine citrus, nice long bitterness

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtu71 (167) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap. Tanned medium head, layered lace. Deep ruby amber. Nice malty and hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter with leather, broad malts, cream toffee, cranberries. Tasty, mouthwatering, yet dry palate, smooth nicely biting carbons. Long bitter aftertaste. Very complex, plenty, everything in a perfect balance of arrogance and classiness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (323) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- Hops! and a sort of primal feeling to it. Appearance- The beer is copper colored with a tan head. Taste- Incredible! a really amazing flavor, love the hops. Palate- A full bodied brew with moderate carbonation, very dry. excellent. Overall- Line up to try this, a great beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (18) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
At the draft in oceanside. Perfect American strong ale with tons of hops malts biscuit toffee rich with perfect big peppery hop flavors. Been on of my favorites forever and always so consistent. aAaaaaa++++++

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DPBeer (2) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Tasted on draught for the first time at Barley Mow (Bristol) stone Tap Takeover. Fantastic beer - goes straight into my 30 top 10 beers. superb aroma followed by good mouth. Hops are very prominent but good malt also. Great balance with strong biitter taste. Very good finish leaving hops, malt and bitterness on the palate

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1154) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap. Orangey brown beer thin lacy head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits: raisins, pineapple, wine gums and mangoish-floral-orange hops and whiffs of creamy toffy and toasted nuts. Thick malt flavor is not sweet; more like liquid white bread. Heavy, resinous and woody bitterness. Toasted almond and slight sherry notes gathering in the intense aftertaste. Hop flavor never seems to fade. Thick, slightly oily texture, full body. I’ve had bottled version a couple of times before and both are equally impressive.


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